We are living in the data age! Data comes from everywhere – posts to social media sites, online sales transactions, climate and traffic sensors, GPS enabled devices, cell phone systems, transportation networks, industry systems, healthcare and the Internet of Things.
Data is being generated at a constantly accelerating rate by both humans and machines. IBM estimates that every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated, with 90% of existing data having been created in the last two years alone.
The rise of Big Data and the availability of numerous, diverse specialised data sets means data experts are needed to work across all subject domains, including science, industry and government, working across the whole data life-cycle, from acquisition, cleansing and exploration to analysis, visualisation and communication. This is the domain of the Data Scientist.
Throughout the Applied Data Science programme at Noroff School of Technology and Digital Media students will learn the theoretical foundations required for working in this domain as well as the practical application of tools and techniques used in the field of data science.
This includes data management, analytics and visualisation, software development and deployment, mathematical and statistical analysis, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The expertise and skills of this bachelor program are sought after as many trend indicators suggest Data Science and ‘Big Data’ related problems will be of ever increasing significance to many commercial sectors. This has been driven over recent years by developments in technology and the ubiquity of data.
The emerging initiatives related to new technologies used in Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems will also generate a vast amount of data requiring data science specialists. There is an urgent need for graduates skilled in large-scale data analysis.
Accredited by NOKUT.
You can apply until:
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. You may also apply for admission by prior learning.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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